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The Town of Chester had a population of 309 as of July 1, 2016. Chester ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chester is located at latitude 30.9213 and longitude -94.6001 in Tyler County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chester (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tyler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 246 feet.

The Town of Chester (GNIS ID: 2413194) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Chester is located within Colmesneil-Chester Division of Tyler County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Chester, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 309
Population in Households 309
Population in Familes 272
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 196
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 117
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 101 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (26.4%)
Median Home Value $102,941
Average Home Value $129,657


Median Household Income $45,735
Average Household Income $63,955
Per Capita Income $25,607
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.13%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -0.53% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Chester, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1428 18th
Population Density1 # 1509 14th
Diversity Index2 # 1656 5th
Median Household Income # 801 54th
Per Capita Income # 600 66th

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